Our snow crab is wild-caught in all the Atlantic provinces. While it is not the only crab species harvested in Canada, the snow crab catch is by far the largest, making it the cornerstone of our Atlantic crab industry.
Our snow crab harvest is highly sustainable because fishers carefully sort the catch and put the females and immature crabs back into the ocean. Only mature males are used in our modern processing plants, where they are quickly precooked and flash-frozen to preserve their ocean-fresh flavour. As a result of this meticulous care, gourmets worldwide appreciate Canada’s frozen snow crab for its rich, sweet taste and the firm texture of its meat.